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and to do more to help military veterans facing mental health problems. >> and to vermont where governor peter shumlin told lawmakers last week in his "state of the state" address that there was a harrowing crisis and detail the effects of drug abuse in the criminal-justice system treatment centers in the greater community. breaking tradition governor peter shumlin spent his entire 35 minutes discussing the issue. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] >> is my distinct honor to present to you the governor of the state of vermont the hon. peter shumlin. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you so much. >> mr. speaker, mr. president, mr. chief justice, members of the general assembly, members of the national guard to love fellow vermonters, thank you so much for the privilege of serving as your governor of the week. we're lucky to live in the best in the union where people work hard, trust and take care of each other and strive to keep vermont a place for our children and grandchildren will grow and thrive. the state of our state is strong and growi
are undermining constitutional rights. this program, from the nor witch bookstore in norwich, vermont, is a little under ab hour. and so i'll at least achieve the former. [laughter] so i was looking at the book today. i was toying to think if there was something that caps losed exactly what i wanted to say, and that means it's going to be a couple of paragraphs and going to be saying what i want to say. here it is. today, if you are a pilot, hamme radio operator, doctor, veterinarian, nurse, medic, emergency anything, blanks driver, firefighter, police officer, constable, deputy, park ranger, demolitions expert, aid worker, life guarder, heavy equipment operator, utility lineman, trucker, bus driver, merchant, important operator, apodemologist, biologist, hydrologist, undertaker, community planner, civil engineer, mechanic, information technician, hacker, cyber geek, linguist, fish and wild life specialist, dispatcher, security guard, technical climber, search and rescue expert, dog handler, dog lover, or dog: there is a place for you in homeland security. [laughter] and on virtually every inch of
but we are so thankful for everything you are doing for vermont. if you could stand we would like to recognize you. [applause] we often hear in the news about the criminal side of drug addiction, about the robberies or the busts in our communities, our police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges do an extraordinary job under tough circumstances but as chief justice and so many of his in the thick of this struggle have concluded we must bolster our current approach to addiction with more common sense. we must address it as a public health care crisis, providing treatment and support rather than simply going out punishment, claiming victory and moving on to the next conviction. i am not naive and dino you aren't either. terrible crimes and murders, armed robbery, sex trafficking and others are committed by those in the drug trade and by those who are supporting their drug habits. these crimes have victims and devastating consequences. but dr. holmes got it right when he noted that addiction is at its core a chronic disease. we must do for this disease
. adam learned more about the right to die in vermont which was one of the first states to accept the controversial prevention. >> reporter: ben underhill knows he is living on borrowed time. ten years ago he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly blood cancer. he moved to vermont after college, drawn to its small town charm and natural beauty, he found it the perfect place to live. now he is planning to die here. >> i don't fear death at all. i actually -- you know, as they say death is easy, life is hard. >> reporter: you were only given a couple of years to live, and later? >> when i was diagnosed i was 44, and the life expect pansy was three to five years. >> what is that like? >> you don't have a lot of choice you give up or move on. i have had to have people bathe me. i have had to have pick me up for quite a while. but there comes a point where you know it's going to get so bad that you can't do anything for yourself, and so somebody is keeping you alive, or keeping you in existence, and for what? three extra weeks? to me i have had seven extra years already. so three weeks i
and national security terms. so i talk today a friend of mine who lives in the state of vermont. he is a top-level planner. i said does anybody care about this? and he said actually in the state of vermont a lot of emergency planners are worried about the electrical grid. that is one area we are concerned. and i said so what are you doing to take it stronger? and it just totally halted him. because he said we're just preparing for the day it goes down. we are doing nothing to make it stronger. nothing. and that is just a little microcosm of understanding what happens when everything is about national security. the weight moves over to a kind of preparedness for disaster for war as opposed to creating a more resilient, civil society. i call that reality. american coup. today i went online because i want to check when i say more national security and military people are doing better economically. let me give you numbers in this book you will buy. [laughter] >> first, seven of the richest 15 counties in america are in the washington, d.c. metro area. and about 60% of all of the job openings in
about the right to die movement in vermont, one of the first states to accept the controversial decision. >> ben knows he's living on borrowed time. >> sometimes it's jugging. >> 10 years ago he was diagnose with a rare and deadly blood cancer. he moved to vermont after clem, drawn to the small-town charm and natural beauty. he found it the perfect place to live. now he's planning to die here. >> i don't fear death. death is easy. life is hard. >> if you were goifteiven a cou of years to live and you are here 10 years later. >> when i was diagnosed i was 44, and life expectancy at the time was three to four years. >> what is it like to get that diagnosis? >> you don't have a choice. i had people bathe me, i was in bed for a while from bone damage. i understand there's things i can't do and i have to ask for help. there's a point where you know it will get so bad that you can't do anything for yourself. someone else is keeping you alive in existence for what, three extra weeks. i had seven extra years already. so three weeks is nothing. >> the 54-year-old insurance agent was the driving f
lawmaker who's headed to that meeting. >>> and vermont governor dedicates his entire state of the state speech to heroin and the growing drug problem. how the northeast has become a hot bed for heroin. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. governor chris christie will acknowledge the bridge scandal today in his state of the state. mention, but then try to move on. both an awkward and fortuitously timed chance to tout his accomplishments. not everyone is moving on, though, now a special new jersey legislative committee will investigate what happened. more subpoenas could come thursday, and we're hearing reports of my new jersey mayors who feel they are the reason for political retribution. the democratic mayor of new jersey city said after he got elected, christie's aides bombarded him with help and meetings with powerful officials but meetings were cancelled after he didn't endorse christie for re-election. another city's dmv was shut down. >> this is the way this administration does business. i mean, either you're with them or you're not, and clearly what happened in 2010 was a harbinge
of the state address to his legislature. the crisis is heroin, the state is vermont, and michelle miller is there. >> reporter: 27-year-old stephanie mountaine grew up in st. albans, vermont, the picture of the all-american girl. but behind these smiles, from the age of 17, she hid a addiction. what was your gateway? >> i started smoking marijuana. >> reporter: from there? >> i smoked crack and tried pills. eventually, it went to oxycontin, to eventually heroin to i.v. drug use. >> reporter: what would do you for a fix? >> i would steal from my family. i would do whatever it took. >> reporter: she has been in rehab five times. about 4,000 vermonters are in drug treatment for opiates such as oxycontin and heroin. since the year 2000, vermont has seen nearly an 800% increase in opiate drug abuse. governor peter shumlin: >> it's an illness we need to treat, talk about, and stop being afraid of acknowledging. >> reporter: the two-term democrat said devoting his entire state of the state speech was necessary, because 80% of inmates in vermont jails are there on drug-related charges. serious c
cereal. >>> earlier this month the governor of vermont delivered his state of the state address, and he focused his entire speech on a drug epidemic that is ravaging his state. as michelle miller reports, heroin is fueling a crisis there. >> reporter: 27-year-old stephanie montagne grew up in st. all bins, vermont, the picture of an all-american girl, but behind these smiles she hid a drug addiction. what was your gateway? >> i definitely did start smoking marijuana. >> reporter: and from there? >> i smoked crack and tried pills. eventually it went to oxycontin to eventually heroin to i.v. drug use. >> reporter: mon tan has been through drug rehab five times. others are currently in drug treatment. since the year 2000, vermont has seen a nearly 800% increase in drug abuse. governor peter shumlin says his statis in crisis. >> it's an illness we need to treat, talk about, and stop being afraid of acknowledging. >> reporter: the two-term democrat says devoting his entire state-of-the-state speech was necessary because 80% of the inmates in vermont jails are there on drug-related charges. s
ago. in hd.s like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. >> next, former vermont governor howard dean about the u.s. political system, the budget, and the presidential elections. he is also a former democratic national chair. and presidential candidate to stop he spoke with students at the washington center for about one hour. >> good evening. you are already getting applies. i do not know how much i need to say. let me just give a warm welcome and thanks to governor howard dean for joining us today for our discussions and exploring bipartisan solutions seminar. we are looking at three topics in the seminar, as you know, budget, financing the american dream, immigration, energy policy. perhaps the most fundamental issue is the one we are about to discuss right now, financing the american dream. unless we have the resources, how can we possibly enact policy change? we are fortunate to have an expert with us here on this issue. governor dean is a well-known, respected figure in american politics, former chair of the democratic congressional committee which he implemented the 50 sta
, including that of the vermont democrat peter shumlin. >> ifill: plus, jeffrey brown and poet laureate natasha trethewey continue their travels to find "where poetry lives." tonight, how doctors are using verse to provide better care. >> someone is dying alone in the night. if we do anything with patients we're really i think immersing ourselves in their stories, really hearing their voices in a profound way. and certainly that's what a poem, i think, does. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from v
's heroin addiction could be in your town, maybe even your home. the governor of vermont who says it is a full oh blown crisis is going to join us to talk about it. plus, a week after we brought you the story of the so-called thug cycle baby, if you think what happened to this little boy is bad, you won't believe what we uncovered tonight. and the fatal carjacking that claimed the life of a new jersey attorney. we have the 911 the victim's wife made that night. >> 911. is this an emergency? >> yes, it's an emergency. my husband has been shot. they call add ambulance a half an hour ago. >> they're on their way, ma'am. they're on their way. ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. suddenly you're a mouth breather. a mouth breather! how do you sleep like that? you dry up, your cold feels even worse. well, put on a breathe right strip and shut your mouth. cold medicines open your nose over time, but add a breathe right strip, and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do
down senator sessions below the fact that the nuclear power plant in vermont is going to be shut out. senator, i would suggest to you that the people of vermont would respectfully disagree with you. many of them of one to shut that down for a long-term. the important point is -- and endo is a governor and is the minister should have been working with the owners the important issue years the role of the state itself in terms of the decommissioning process. right now the rules as i understand it, and obviously this applies not just of vermont, but to the clear power plants over the country which are in the process of being shut down to read what the rules do is allow the nrc to sit down with the companies and negotiate a decommissioning process abuse generally speaking the states to not have any significant role to london share, in the process. they can be observers, public meetings, provide input, but at the end of the day the companies and the nrc work out the agreement. madame chair, i think on the face of it that just as numic a lot of sense. the people of a given state to whether
might least expect. tonight, there is a cry for help from vermont, of all places. addiction and overdose on the rise. why there? here's abc's byron pitts. >> reporter: even a pristine place like vermont has a major drug problem. most especially heroin. >> in every corner of our state, heroin and opiate drug addiction threatens us. >> reporter: the governor voted his entire state of the state speech to this one issue. forcefully calling to have this gripping documentary on vermont's drug addiction, shown in schools statewide. >> the first pill i used was a percocet, and vicodin. and then moved on to oxycontin. and then it went to heroin. >> reporter: why vermont? one theory, higher prices in this rural area. that means bigger profits for dealers. nationwide, more people die of drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes. that's triple the number from 1990. as we discovered on a recent ride along with police in new jersey, heroin is cheap and readily available. >> heroin is much, much, cheaper than prescription medication. >> reporter: give me the ratio. >> a 30 milligram oxycodone pill
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think he got all this. he was born in vermont 1872 and admitted to massachusetts bar in 1957, 1898 city counselor, city solicitor. mayor of the city of north hampton. 1911. state senator, 1913. president of massachusetts senate. 1915 to 1917 governor of the state of massachusetts. and went on to be vice president in 1921 and president in 1923. i've never seen anything like that where somebody had that many jobs leading up to president. >> and he almost never lost. >> how did he do it? >> he told one running for politics is my hobby. one was the republican party and democratic party were different. if you helped the others, they helped you. he was in the party. it was a club. it wasn't to be entirely looked down upon the way we learn in school. he climbed the greasy pole of massachusetts politics. it wasn't just that. there is some good in the party. they train you and help you work efficiently. but it's also his incredible personal perseverance and that's what i try to get at in the chapter about his time in new hampshire mass. that was the county seat. after college he looked around an
to increase the national institutes of health budget by a billion dollars. in vermont, rural health centers are essential for rural families. this bill includes $700 million more for these health centers nationwide. i know how important they are. i remember my first term in the senate helping to start one of our first community health centers in the tiny county of grand isle county. beautiful archipelago of beauty north of champlain. some of the hardest hit from sequestration and the bill will help improve these programs by investing nearly a billion dollars. the bill invests $194 million more in the women, infants and children's program, providing nearly 90,000 more mothers and children with nutrition assistance. talk about something that has a rebounding effect in this country. we all know that a hungry child going to school is not going to learn and they're not going to be as productive a member of society later on. now, none of us in this chamber go hungry. none of us senators go hungry except by choice. but a lot of women, a lot of children, a lot of infants go hungry. now 90,000 more
. joining us, vermont senator, bernie sanders, independent senator from vermont. senator, thanks very much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> you and i have discussed this on several occasions over the past several months. at one point you said strong new limits are needed to protect the privacy and civil liberties of the american people. did the president go far enough today, in your opinion? >> wolf, the devil is going to be in the details. i think in a very significant way, the president began the conversation on what is a very difficult issue and a complicated issue. it's difficult, because everybody wants to see us do all we can to pregnaotect the ameri people from terrorism. it is complicated, because every single day, technology changes. and the question of how we protect the american people without undermining our privacy rights and our constitutional rights is a huge issue. i'm going to be having a town meeting in mt. pellier, vermont on february 1st. i would hope that millions of people become engaged in this enormously important issue. i think the president started that conversat
in person. i changed my flight, so i can come. >> what about vermont? >> the family understands. if it is important for you it is important for me. >> you guys want me to wait outside? >> shut up. will talk to you later. it was nice to meet you. >> i guess i will see you this weekend. >> i hope so. like to ski in vermont with my devices. >> i hate you so much. kissing a that you white man? >> that was not my first white man. they like all flavors, tavis. come on now. >> i don't want to give this away, but we know one piece of the story line. during 15ur character years later? >> jordan was a segment producer in the first film. now she is running the network. she is a producer. she is taking her time. she is focused on her career. she put love and relationships on the side burner to be this amazing producer, and she made it. now she is realizing as the story developed you see she is truly recognizing there is power in being folder up all in and careerartner isn't everything. i think that is something a lot of women struggle with. tavis: was there something you needed to see to ma
ike to obama. >>> the governor of vermont, peter shumlin did something highly unusual this week. he devoted his entire state of the state address to a single topic. and it might surprise some folks in other parts of the country, he talked about what he called a full-blown heroin crisis that is gripping the state of vermont. the number of those seeking help for opiate addiction there is up over 700%. the governor is calling for more emphasis on treatment rather than a focus on punishment. >>> here in washington while the approval ratings for members of congress fell to an all-time low this past year at least they're all worth co szg . >>> nbc by area news starts now. >>> right now at 6:00, flu deaths mounting across the bay area. within the past hour we've learned of two more. good evening everyone. >> this is the new information we're getting just into the newsroom. more deaths connected to the flu. and the peak of the flu season is just getting started. so far, nine reported deaths spread across seven local counties. the new deaths are in santa clara and alameda counties. >> report
-- for people who suffer from dry mouth. lou: vermont democratic governors surprises the legislature devoting his entire state of the state address to a full-blown bear when prices. the governor insists the problem must be dealt with because it is costing his state to lives and dollars. >> we ust do for this disease what we do for cancer, diabetes, heart, and other chronic illnesses. would weaken prison in vermont is $1,123 but $100 will give a week of treatment at a state-funded center. lou: 4300 were treated for opiate addictions and vermont in increase of more than 770% since 2000. federal officials say most of the heroin in the northeastern part of the country originated in south american countries principally columbia and interest the united states through mexico or miami. a new study finds for the first time in our history for members of congress are millionaires. according to the center for responsive politics at least 268 of the 534 lawmakers have a net worth of more than $1 billion in 2012. joining me now the "a team." angela, a pate, and from the "new york post", michael goodwin. y
of fisa opinions. that man is my next guest, senator patrick leahy of vermont. it's not every day that we have the man who's third in line to the presidency on our show. senator, good morning to you. >> all that means is that i used to pray for president obama's safety. now i pray for joe biden and speaker boehner, too. but so do they. >> fair enough. senator, i want to start with what we're learning, and i know you've gotten some briefings from the white house. is it fair to say that the president really is basically announcing very tepid reforms? >> well, i haven't seen what he's going to announce yet. i did read the article in "the new york times" this morning on it. but we do need reforms. that's the most important thing. the reports are that he would agree with the position i've taken and several others, like congressman sensenbrenner, and others, to have a public advocate in the fisa court. >> that seems to be the only thing he seems to be endorsing. >> but it's a significant one, and i think it would improve the credibility of the court. >> right. >> and i think we should make more
by democrat peter welsh of vermont. congressman welsh, thank you for coming back to the show. >> thank you. >> congressman, let's start with the history here. this heating assistance, the funds for this program have been cut by 30% over the past few years. if this is a popular program and has bipartisan support, why have we seen such dramatic cuts? >> it's just an indication of the wicked budget pressure and where the mantra around here is any cut is a good cut. in your introduction you mentioned it includes children and elderly, the fact is 90%, 90% of the households that receive fuel assistance have a child, an elderly person or a disabled person. 20% of the households have injured veterans. we're talking about folks who are totally unable to get a job, totally unable to control the temperature of the weather and totally unable to control the price of home heating fuel. this is basic decency that applies to folks that live in my district and peter king's district, pike fitzpatrick's district in cutting fuel assistance by 30% is just a huge and unsustainable cut that inflicts enormous pai
, mr. walsh from vermont. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from vermont is recognized for one minute. mr. walsh: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to submit my full statement. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized. mr. walsh: in some cases we spend far too much -- mr. welch: in some cases we spend far too much needlessly and some cases we spend far too little unwisely. but a five-year farm bill is absolutely crucial to america. it is crucial to vermont dairy farmers. this bill takes three important steps for dairy farmers from vermont and throughout the country. it creates a modern day insurance program which protects farmers against the wild swings in feed prices which are totally out of their control. two, it protects taxpayers as well as farmers by limiting insurance to a farmer's base production. three, finally, it gives usda the tools to intervene if dairy prices drop dramatically. mr. speaker, with its false and imperfections, america does need a new farm bill. agriculture is changing all around us. local food i
on firefighters, braving frigid work conditions in nebraska, detroit, vermont. >> we're having trouble with heating water. our trucks are freezing up. >> reporter: a teeth-chattering cold for those who have to be out and warnings for those across the frost belt to head in. at least 13 deaths have been tied to this storm system. here in boston overnight, some 600 calls poured into the mayor's 24-hour hotline. an official here in boston told me only four of those were for people looking for a warm place to go, brian. >> ron mott starting us off from boston. ron, thanks. >>> part of what makes this news, the storm hit as millions of americans had plans to travel home after the holiday break, both by road and by air. nbc's tom costello spent another day watching the impact on all of it for us tonight. >> reporter: on the ramp at new york's jfk airport today. >> you look cold. >> i'm good. layered up. >> reporter: as jetblue dug out from a foot of snow that shut down the airport until 10:00 a.m. >> usually have about 30 minutes to load a flight. even in this weather we have to make sure eve
. the senator from vermont who is on the oversight committee for the state department and $5 million worth of it comes from vermont. >> been in but in the end we all pay for this government. neil: you picked this because they stand out because of their absurdity? >> because we had nancy pelosi say that there are no more cuts to make in congress worked this out to spend $45 billion more this year than under the spending cap. and it's really outrageous and we need to be cutting the federal budget and not increasing at. neil: so so you would just powerfully taken out of the state department and that is fine for you. okay, i've hundred $60,000 for artwork and veterans affair offices. >> that's a sad one. it's an example of spend it or lose it at the end of the fiscal year in agencies guarded by crazy stop just to spend the money. they have a lot of backlog. and really that should be putting the money to better use. neil: that makes sense. all right, this one intrigued me because it was a million dollars. >> estimates in the washington area and that was just the one bus stop and they wanted to
we are. >> reporter: being nontraditional makes beau ties limited of vermont a fit in middlebury, perhaps best known for its liberal arts college and the poet robert frost. the guy who wrote about choosing the road less traveled. >> we were bow tie wearers. >> reporter: the daves met in business school in the 1980s. following a more traditional path from there. one a new york investment banker, the other a california management consultant. they stayed in touch over the years, keeping in mind the talks they'd had about maybe one day going into business together. >> we wanted to see whether or not we had what it took to run a small business. >> reporter: deb ventmen founded beau ties in the 1990s with her husband. by the early 2000s they were looking to sell the company. when the daves came calling, their broker thought they wouldn't be the right ones to tight knot with, either. >> it was a flat out no. we had to sell ourselves to the broker, then we had to sell ourselves to bill and deb. >> reporter: bill started selling bow ties out of his house in 1993. sales of roughly 3500 tie
nominee. ♪ dona nobis pacem ♪ >> reporter: she has been teaching school in westminster, vermont. here children who have had trouble at home or in school are sent here for a fresh start. >> they're kids who have been abused and neglected. they come in here angry and the first thing they don't want to do is music. >> i came here with an eye to, no, i don't want to be here. >> reporter: an orphan from ethiopia, 12-year-old emebet stott was adopted by an american family but says she never fit in. >> i was so beaten down and, like, so insecure about myself i didn't know if i should open up. that's when ms. bianconi talked to me. she was like the mother i never had. >> reporter: you never give up? >> no. no. never, never, never give up. these kids have all been given up in a lot of different areas. my role as a teacher here is to come in everyday like it's the first day, positive energy, give these kids 100%. >> reporter: all 102 students here are required to take two hours of music a day, join the choir and play at least one instrument. bianconi believes music gives them an emotional conne
teaching music for nearly 30 years at the kern hatton school in westminster, vermont. here, children across the northeast who have trouble at home and in school are sent for a fresh start. >> they're kids that have been abused and neglected. they come in here really angry and the first thing they don't want to do is music. ♪ no life no life >> i came here with an attitude with -- i don't want to be here. >> reporter: an orphan from ethiopia 12-year-old emma beth stot was adopted by an american family, but says she never fit in. >> i was so beaten down and so insecure about myself, i didn't know if i should open up. that's when miss bianconi, she talked to me. she felt like the mother i never had. >> you never give up? >> no, never, never, never give up. these kids have been given up in a lot of different areas of life. i feel my role as a teacher here is to do every day like it's the first day. positive energy. give these kids 100%. >> reporter: all 102 students here are required to take two hours of music a day. join the choir and play at least one instrument. bianconi believes music giv
on the telephone from vermont. i heard you are on the slopes earlier today. what is it like out there to go --? cold but they say there is never a bad day of skiing, just bad equipment. if you are dressed right it was fun. >> can you give us an idea of how many people you expect at suagrbush? >> we do about 380,000 over the course of the year. this was a long holiday. we had a lot more visitors than normal. we had a record three days. despite some of the roller coaster weather, i think people knew that we made a lot of snow. we had good conditions and people came up and skied and i think had a great time. >> have you noticed any change in people skiing in the west versus the northeast because of the drought in the west and the lack of snow has made a lot of ski resorts there look more like rock quarries. >> i think they have. the east has always had to be more dependent on snowmaking so it started years ago. we have source water. we spent a lot of money on the infrastructure. we have very efficient snowmaking equipment. if we have a drier than normal winter and we have good, cold temperatur
cell phone when he passed the officer >> reporter:he said he was from vermont where there is not hands free law >> reporter:he told me there is not hands free law in vermont, there is one >> reporter:then he stopped this guy and guess who it is >>i stopped you for not wearing a seat belt oh you got that news guy is he stopping me or you no i am he cant stop you >> reporter:he claimed that his seatbelt was broken it turned out he put a cover over the seat with no holes for the seatbelt >> reporter:then we had a chat >> reporter:so earlier when you put your set bet on you couldn't put it on right i was just going over to the legion anyway so your ar just yanking my am not a cop then we can yank each others chains dosent matter does it if i lie to him its different if i lie to you who cares that's what im thinking alright thank you . you know you want to be a police >> officer put on a uniform want to be a news man be a new man ok fair enough thank you brother appreaciate it and hes right im wrong wht the seat belt but you stay in your place. >> reporter: i guess he told me! >>nd he track
open and right now. vermont butter when asked whether study but the lord will be a good area and admit those limited effect on treatment. or was it for themselves and we didn't bought it when ago you cannot determine keep the ball away from him but he was spreading to all of them are pictured rhetoric to kevin byrne said. field got testy response to the chief of the attacks. dozens have been killed in the cities of deadly strikes on the concrete security forces this month. i'm itching to make up the sun might be pounded suspected militant hideouts in the country's best if not twist the stand in awe but this time many here that these two people and wounded seven died as an honest tithe in india is the stronghold of the pocket and got a bike which has stepped up attacks on the country's security forces simmons strikes last week i get some funky kits the minute he had healed however there has been a plus defender and it was also killed in the intimate acts like a diamond has been under pressure to act against a sentence of this freedom day the attacks including one to be on the head. what
at works really well for the two of them. >> after graduating from the university of vermont, future first lady grace coolidge work at a school for the deaf. it was the place where she met her husband. >> this is the school for the deaf were calvin and grace met for the first time. she was a teacher living in a dorm here. he was a tenant on a boarding house on the property. she lived up here in the second floor of this building. we are standing in a courtyard area. there would have been a flower garden. she would've attended to it in her free time. right beside us is were calvin: lived as a border -- calvin coolidge lived as a border. he would've stood there watching grace in the flower garden. she caught a glimpse of him standing there watching her in his undershirt. he was watching her tend the rose garden. >> we are now in grace's bedroom. the part of the room below them was available for them to meet up. we are now in the parlor room of the dormitory that grace coolidge lived in. in this room is where calvin and grace, when they were courting, would meet up and be able to sit and talk
congressman peter welch from vermont. as we dig deeper into the republican compromise of reid and heller, it does propose a $6.5 billion price tag and it's unclear if it's going to get the 60 votes needed to pass the procedural hurdle, but as "the washington post's" ed o'keefe notes, house republican leaders have expressed no interest because the senate proposal lacks a pay for. so, as we were just hearing there from rand paul about this and the fact that there is no catch to figure out how do we pay for this other than borrowing money from china, is this proposal dead in the water when it comes to the house? >> no. i don't think it is. you know, only one in four unemployed americans receives unemployment insurance benefits, so it's really essential to them that they be extended, but it's also important to the economy. and frankly, if we're going to have a discussion about what kind of conditions should be imposed, we ought to be talking about how we can put these long-term unemployed people back to work. unemployment is a temporary bridge, but we've got a structural long-term unemployme
meeting in washington. governors are taking a variety of different leads on this issue. vermont dedicated his entire state of the state address to the issue of drug abuse including the abuse of prescription drugs and how it leads to more serious concerns about heroin addiction. if you have not read his state of the state address, i would advise you to do so. it's remarkable. in addition, this nation's infrastructure provides the skeletal structure that connects us to one another. when we talk about infrastructure, we generally think about highways, transit systems that connect people and places. infrastructure is more than surface transportation. it includes utility systems that connects us to power and water schools, public buildings that connect us to opportunity and participation. as states emerge from the economic downturn, it's critical that we work with our partners to rebuild and invest in roads rail, bridges, airports, waterways, and energy infrastructure. we face a steep funding gap estimated to be as high as $1.6 trillion by 2020, factoring in the $2.6 trillion projected to keep
watches into parts of vermont and new hampshire. but we've seen our watch being upgraded to a winter storm warning. we're certainly watching out for that. as this all lifts up to the east coast line we're deal with the air mass coming in place. we're going to see snow showers overspreading a region that will leave us at least a foot of snow. temperatures will turn colder, and we could see temperatures much colder than what we've seen as of late with highs only in the teens. >> thank you very much. and thank you for watching al jazeera america. i'm del walters. "techknow" is nec next. happy new year. scientists. let's check out our team of hard-core nerds. tonight she's on the front lines of a devastating wildfire as a drone takes command of the skies over yosemite. crystal is a molecular neuroscience. she goes to the streets of seattle and santa cruz for a look at how science might stop crime before it happens. lindsay is an ex-cia operator.
in philly, all the way up the east coast. in burlington, vermont, residents are emptying store -- storm shelves expecting a foot of snow. despitehusiastic people the cold temperatures took their polar plunge. >> this is invigorating. >> this is a lot of fun. >> all right, so the big question many of us are asking, -- >> a bit of light snow tomorrow night. the problem is going to be the really cold weather that we will see and we will show you that in the seven day. also, it is quiet and dry with no travel problems with tomorrow mornings rush-hour commute. the high today for the first day of 2014 made it up to 48 degrees. the average temperature is 44 and the record is not even close, 69, back in 2005. the temperature on the weatherbug network, this is about 39 degrees and rockaway is looking at 34, and at the elementary school it is 38 degrees. no rain to speak of but that will change as you move through the late afternoon hours, eventually changing over to light snow. manassas 28, southern maryland and lessons in park at 25, the cold air is located to the north of us. we are looking at
cities. falluja and vermont he are in the same province, and it is in that a-year-old protest camp was dismantled. >> protests in the province enter a fourth day. the root of the violence -- the removal of the country's main protest camp on monday. dismantling the camp has carried a high price. .4 in p's have since resigned >> we will not withdraw the army, and we will send additional forces. >> the insurgents now control several areas of ramadi. kilometers west of the capital, half of the area is under control of the militants, but iraq you forces continue to battle on thursday to regain lost ground. since last year, sunni protesters in their thousands have accused the shiite-led government of imposing discriminatory policies against them. the escalation in violence has made 2013 the deadliest year for iraq with almost eight house and civilian lives lost. >> this spike in sectarian violence. we recently heard more about the increasingly ethical situation that the sunni community says it is facing. they feel like they are attacked by the government, so the good thing is that they d
negative numbers. nearby mus five in new york city. that's nothing compared to prav dense. look at vermont and maine. really, really cold stuff. as we mentioned, don't bother trying to shovel in southern new england. gusts 48 in province right now. the winds will die off during the day. it's still going to be bitterly cold all day. >> even people with their kids home from school need to be very careful with the kids sledding. it's going to be that cold. >> you don't want to be outside. wait until saturday. >> you are looking at times square. that cabbie is going way too fast across the screen. thank you. we'll check in with you later. richard lui is live in boston. the temperature hovering around zero. schools already closed. richard, first of all, i hope you parked the satellite truck near dunkin' donuts, it's cold out there. >> reporter: i'm looking forward to coffee. karins is talking cold. he doesn't know cold. this thermometer on my jacket is now negative ten degrees. you can hear it, the crew is working all night to keep the streets clean. just to take you back toward the streets, th
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